here is where i started:
and here it is now:
(took all the pictures with my phone because i was feeling lazy.)
my goals for phase 1:
*get some new pillows
*bring some additional accessories and books up from my basement.
*get a new side table for the couch.
the gallery wall was hung. eventually, there will be a fireplace and built-ins on this wall, but for now, this gallery wall adds some scale and drama.
the wood tray is from home goods.
the velvet studded pillow is from west elm.
this silver urn was purchased at z gallerie several years ago, and i have had the pedestal for at least 15 years! there are several items in my house that i know i will always have, and this pedestal is one of them.
this console is a piece that everyone asks about when they come into my house. it totally looks like an antique, but it was actually purchased at amercian signature home about 10 years ago. i love the curved front and wood inlay on it, and love how versatile it is! i have used it as a tv stand, an entry piece, a buffet and now it anchors this wall in my living room.
makeover with some spray paint and gold leaf.
i am still considering a coffee table...but think i will wait until the fireplace and bookcases are done. i love the ottomans....they are used every single day. they were purchased at jc penny a few years ago.
sparkmodern and the striped silk pillow is from ikea. (purchased about 3 years ago, and no longer available.)
etsy, the blue velvet sudden pillow is from west elm, and the mustard embroider pillow is from anthropology. (no longer available)
what is left to do (phase 2)
*add drapes (getting some made by village workroom, and i am super excited!)
*refinish large side table
*recover ottomans. i'm thinking zebra...
*get some blinds!
*add art to other walls?
*new chairs--this was originally part of phase 3, but i might try to get some sooner. those black leather recliners NEED to go. i have a budget, of course, but i think i have narrowed it down to 2 different chairs. i posted this picture on instagram earlier today.
if you aren't on instagram, and want to vote, please do!
which one would you choose?
*both chairs can be customized, so the fabric will be changed...just look at the lines and scale of the chairs!